Fried bread dough recipes (Msemen)



2 cup of white flour
1 cup semolina
Salt to taste
1 tsp dried yeast
warm water
½ tablespoon of sugar
vegetable oil
2 tablespoons fine semolina


Mix flour ,1 cup semolina, salt, sugar and yeast in a large bowl, then gradually add warm water  using your hands. knead the dough nicely for 20 minutes until the dough becomes soft.
Oil your hands and form the dough into small balls and let them rest for 20 minutes. Brush your working surface with oil .Take a ball of dough and flatten it into a very thin  circle.
Then sprinkle with a little bit of semolina and vegetable oil.
Fold one side into the center and the other side to the center too.
Bring the right and left edge to form a square.
Cover the square shape of dough and let them relax for about 15 minutes.

Heat non-stick frying pan over medium heat. sprinkle it with a little it bit of oil .Flat one of the square .
Place the Msemen  Square in the heated pan and let it cook on each side until becomes golden .

You can serve your Msemen with honey or jam….

Make sure each time you fold the thin circle of dough sprinkle  oil and semolina , to have the  layers on your Msemen :


Bon Appetit


9 thoughts on “Fried bread dough recipes (Msemen)

  1. Hello, thanks for visiting my blog! This reminds me of roti prata (as we’d called this south Indian bread in Singapore) or parotta. But looks like it’s not usually eaten with savoury food?

  2. I LOVED msemen! It was one of those things that I discovered only later in my trip and didn’t eat my fill of them! I’m totally going to try your recipe.

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